7th-8th Grade

1st hour:

History- 8 Events That Changed the Course of History with Sheena Edge

Come take an exciting adventure around the world to discuss major events that changed the course of history. Each month we will learn about a specific historical event, watch a brief video covering the topic, discuss the major implications, and do some hands on activities to drive the topic home! Some possible events to be covered: Rise and Spread of Christianity, Viking Exploration, Renaissance movement and Gutenberg, the Spread of Slavery, European Exploration, the Plague and other world Pandemics, and Wars of the 20th Century.


Apologia Physical Science with Cathy Hook and Amy Key

In this study of Physical Science, you’ll be introduced to the stunning world you live in, as well as the universe around it. From the composition of air to icebergs to astrophysics, you will receive thorough lessons in each element of the physical world. These concepts are foundational to chemistry, biology, and physics. Classtime will include module labs and discussion. There is a fee of $10 and you will need Apologia Physical Science 2nd Edition textbook and test/solutions booklet.


The Lost Art of Card-Making with Kacie Berkel and Jayme Roberts

We will learn all the watercolor and pen and ink techniques in our watercolor journals. Then we will implement our new skills in creating our own cards for friends and family…or just to keep for that special occasion! I have a few surprise ideas to spice up our card as the year goes on! $75 includes top-quality watercolors, journals and cards.


2nd hour

IEW- A Recipe for Writing with Robin Storch

This writing course for 7th and 8th-grade students lays a solid foundation of writing skills. Over the course of the year, students will have a basic introduction to the parts of speech as well as learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics.

There will be an at home writing assignment most every week after we cover parts of speech.

Students will need a binder with workbook (https://iew.com/shop/products/student-writing-intensive-level-b-notebook-packethttps://iew.com/shop/products/student-writing-intensive-level-b-notebook-packet) for the first day of class. $5


Choices with Robin Meadows and Erin Simms

Is God real? Is the Bible really valid? Do the decisions we make today really shape our destiny? This will be an interactive class giving students the opportunity to see the Word of God as a living document of wisdom giving answers for the tough issues of life. Students will need a paper Bible that can be underlined, and a pen or pencil. A hard-bound journal will be provided.

Class cost: $15 (minimal 2nd semester fee, if needed)



Yoga– with Elizabeth Zeigler

We will spend the year breaking down poses, practicing correct alignment, utilizing the flow of poses for cardio exercise, and learning how to increase breath control. There will be opportunities during class to pray, worship, and focus our thoughts on Christ. You will need to bring a yoga mat. $5 class fee.



3rd hour

Throwback Thursdays are LIT! With Jayme Roberts

Remember the days when your mom would read to you and the stories were so exciting? Literature was never a thing to dread. It meant listening to adventurous tales and then doing hands-on projects, artwork, cooking, or games to learn concepts from the story. This class is a throwback to the days when school was fun and story time was your favorite time. Join Miss Jayme on an adventure through LITerature and learn to love reading again!

This class will have weekly reading to enjoy at home along with occasional projects to work on outside of class. An exciting book list is in the works and will be posted once it is complete. Class fee is $15 per semester.

Students will need to purchase their own books once the list is finalized.

Students need a 1 1/2 inch binder with a clear pocket in the front, notebook paper, and pencils.
First semester books to be purchased by each student:
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Auggie & Me by R.J. Palacio
Second semester books to be purchased by each student:
  • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
  • Other second semester books are to be decided.


In the Beginning with Jennifer Coody

This year we’ll dive into the book of Genesis to better understand the spiritual and philosophical truths that form the foundation for our faith. Students will be expected to complete reading assignments, come prepared to contribute in discussions, and participate in activities to mine God’s truth for themselves. No textbook is required. $5 supply fee.


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